“Fish Fauna” Biological quality Element classification manual for Italian coastal lagoons

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Under the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/ EC, ichthyofauna is considered an expression of health and biotic integrity of the transitional aquatic ecosystems, together with other Biological Quality Elements and physico-chemical variables. This Manual, describes the principal fish species occurring within transitional waters as well as the national classification index, Habitat Fish Bio-Indicator (HFBI), for coastal lagoons. The HFBI has been validated at European level and represents the official method for the classification of ecological status of Italian transitional water bodies.
“Fish Fauna” Biological quality Element classification manual for Italian coastal lagoons

The HFBI has been validated at European level and represents the official method for the classification of ecological status of Italian transitional water bodies.

 

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